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Exhibition: Stadiums Past and Future

08:45 - 13 September, 2016
Exhibition: Stadiums Past and Future

At the Olympic Games, STADIUMS are real eye-catchers. But what do we know about these giant structures? Emblematic of the Olympic Games, STADIUMS also represent a challenge for the host city. With a long history, they refer to the past while turning to the future. With this new programme, The Olympic Museum is exploring the adventure of these buildings whose impact is measured beyond the 16 days of competition.

Essays On Thermodynamics, Architecture and Beauty

02:30 - 13 September, 2016
Essays On Thermodynamics, Architecture and Beauty, Courtesy of Unknown
Courtesy of Unknown

A compendium of essays and projects, that creates a projective document able to set up new scenarios for the architecture of the next decade.

This is a book that unfolds arguments and designs around the concept of “thermodynamic beauty”. This new aesthetic category opens up new and unexpected directions to the architect’s work, connecting architecture and thermodynamics without giving up the tectonic tradition.

The compendium is developed through the concepts of Somatisms, Verticalism, Thermodynamic Materialism, Monsters Assemblage, and, summarizing design strategies and opening new territories at the scales of building, public space and landscape.

Call for Submissions: PLAT 6.0 Absence

09:15 - 11 September, 2016
Call for Submissions: PLAT 6.0 Absence, PLAT Journal of the Rice School of Architecture launches its call for submissions for its forthcoming issue, Absence.
PLAT Journal of the Rice School of Architecture launches its call for submissions for its forthcoming issue, Absence.

What does it mean for design to disappear? Absence, often seen as the result of a destructive force, may in fact be productive. While presence implies creation, absence promises possibilities.

Architecture, despite being closely associated with ‘creation’, in fact oscillates between the construction of the ever new and the destruction of the same ones as time, new trends, and advances in technology render them obsolete. The line between nostalgic monumentalization and the inevitable reality of demolition is drawn to establish the life cycle of any building. In today’s design culture that is as impatient as it is impermanent, we

Lisbon Architecture Triennale - The Form of Form

08:45 - 9 September, 2016
Lisbon Architecture Triennale - The Form of Form

We’re only one month away from the 2016 Lisbon Architecture Triennale, The Form of Form. Join us in Lisbon for the opening week from October 5 to 9, and enjoy a full programme that celebrates architecture’s fundamental principles.

Call for Entries: Melbourne Tattoo Academy

08:15 - 7 September, 2016
Call for Entries: Melbourne Tattoo Academy, Enter the Trans Siberian Pit Stops architecture competition now! US $6,000 worth of prize money! Closing date for registration: SEPTEMBER 28, 2016
Enter the Trans Siberian Pit Stops architecture competition now! US $6,000 worth of prize money! Closing date for registration: SEPTEMBER 28, 2016

As the second most populous city in Australia, Melbourne was originally established in 1835 and grew dramatically during the goldrush of the 1850s, transforming itself into one of the world’s largest and wealthiest cities at the time. To this day Melbourne constantly ranks as one of the most liveable cities in the world, ranking highly in education, entertainment, healthcare, research and development, tourism and sport, taking the number one spot f every year from 2010-2015. Melbourne also acts as the unofficial “cultural capital” of Australia. It is the birthplace Australian impressionism, the Australian film and television industries, and Australian contemporary dance, and is recognised as a UNESCO City of Literature and a major centre for street art, music and theatre.

Spotlight: Andrés Duany

08:00 - 7 September, 2016
Spotlight: Andrés Duany, Seaside, Florida was one of Duany and Plater-Zyberg's early attempts at New Urbanism. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/steve_tiesdell_legacy/27854328375'>Flickr user steve_tiesdell_legacy</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a>
Seaside, Florida was one of Duany and Plater-Zyberg's early attempts at New Urbanism. Image © Flickr user steve_tiesdell_legacy licensed under CC BY 2.0

Andrés Duany (born September 7, 1949) is a founding partner of Miami firms Arquitectonica and Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company, and a co-founder of the Congress for New Urbanism. As an advocate of New Urbanism, since the 1980s Duany has been instrumental creating renewed focus on walkable, mixed use neighborhoods, in reaction against the sprawling, car-centric modernist urbanism of the previous decades.

Fairy Tales 2017: Architecture Storytelling Competition

07:00 - 7 September, 2016
Fairy Tales 2017: Architecture Storytelling Competition

After the record breaking success of last year’s competition which drew over 1,500 participants from 67 countries, Blank Space is excited to announce that the 2017 edition is open for registration. Now in its fourth year, Fairy Tales is the largest annual architectural competition in the world.

Blank Space is proud to partner with the National Building Museum and the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) along with Archdaily, Archinect, Bustler and Design-Milk. The competition will be capped with a special celebration at the National Building Museum in February 2017 for all winners, participants, jurors and VIPs.

Modelo Empowers Collaboration and Presentation for Architects

14:33 - 6 September, 2016
Modelo Empowers Collaboration and Presentation for Architects, via Qi
via Qi

The dynamics of presenting architectural designs are changing. Deadlines mushroom from nowhere while timelines shorten. Clients push for high-fidelity renderings earlier in projects and marry themselves to conceptual images of perfection unaware that they will only ever be realized on a screen after hours of post-production.

Spotlight: Fumihiko Maki

06:00 - 6 September, 2016
Spotlight: Fumihiko Maki, 4 World Trade Center (New York, 2013). Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/76807015@N03/15638324029'>Flickr user gigi_nyc</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/'>CC BY-NC-ND 2.0</a>
4 World Trade Center (New York, 2013). Image © Flickr user gigi_nyc licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Pritzker Prize laureate and 67th AIA Gold Medalist Fumihiko Maki (born September 6, 1928) is widely considered to be one of Japan's most distinguished living architects, practicing a unique style of Modernism that reflects his Japanese origin. Toshiko Mori has praised Maki's ability to create "ineffable atmospheres" using a simple palette of various types of metal, concrete, and glass. His consistent integration and adoption of new methods of construction as part of his design language contribute to his personal quest to create "unforgettable scenes."

ACA's 4th International Design Competition

16:30 - 5 September, 2016
ACA's 4th International Design Competition, ACA's 4th International Design Competition by Aditya College of Architecture
ACA's 4th International Design Competition by Aditya College of Architecture

The Architecture of Boundaries: “The fascination of boundaries lies in their ambivalent role of dividing and connecting at the same time. They mark the transition between different modes of existence. They transmit and control exchange between territories. They are the playground for discovery and conquest." —Richter and Peitgen (1985)

Call for Submissions: Oxygen (Fragmented Cities + Identities)

16:15 - 5 September, 2016
Call for Submissions: Oxygen (Fragmented Cities + Identities), OXYGEN – FRAGMENTED CITIES+IDENTITIES
OXYGEN – FRAGMENTED CITIES+IDENTITIES

LIQUID Group, in collaboration with Gallery Altillo del Arte, is selecting all interesting photography, design/architecture projects, video-art, painting, installation and performance art works to include in the next event: Oxygen – Fragmented Cities + Identities, hosted in Bogotá (Colombia), at Contemporary Art Gallery Altillo del Arte – Espacio Cultural, from October 27 to November 24, 2016.

Virtual Reality vs Film: What Are the Benefits of Each When Presenting Building Designs?

15:12 - 5 September, 2016
Virtual Reality vs Film: What Are the Benefits of Each When Presenting Building Designs?, Courtesy of Shimahara Illustration
Courtesy of Shimahara Illustration

Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed-Reality add to an evolving spectrum of visualization tools that have invigorated the dialogue around how we pre-experience architecture. Los Angeles-based Shimahara Illustration discusses a fundamental difference between these new technologies and traditional CG film/animation.

Symposium: MIES VAN DER ROHE – BARCELONA, 1929, Lectures and debates on the Pavilion and Mies van der Rohe

10:30 - 5 September, 2016
Symposium: MIES VAN DER ROHE – BARCELONA, 1929, Lectures and debates on the Pavilion and Mies van der Rohe, THE FUNDACIÓ MIES VAN DER ROHE ORGANISES A SYMPOSIUM ON THE PAVILION AND THE FIGURE OF MIES VAN DER ROHE
THE FUNDACIÓ MIES VAN DER ROHE ORGANISES A SYMPOSIUM ON THE PAVILION AND THE FIGURE OF MIES VAN DER ROHE

On the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the reconstruction of the Barcelona Pavilion, the Fundació Mies van der Rohe has organised a symposium, presided over by Juan José Lahuerta, on the figure of Mies van der Rohe and the German Pavilion for the 1929 Barcelona International Exhibition.

The symposium entitled "MIES VAN DER ROHE – BARCELONA, 1929, “Lectures and debates on the Pavilion and Mies van der Rohe” will be held on October 13, 14 and 15 at the Barcelona CaixaForum and will constitute a point of encounter for discussions and knowledge exchange.

Spotlight: Kenzō Tange

08:00 - 4 September, 2016
Spotlight: Kenzō Tange, St. Mary Cathedral. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/9160678@N06/1351951533'>Flickr user scarletgreen</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a>
St. Mary Cathedral. Image © Flickr user scarletgreen licensed under CC BY 2.0

As one of the eldest in a long line of architects that have made Japan one of the most revered countries in architecture, Pritzker-Prize Winning architect Kenzō Tange (4 September 1913 - 22 March 2005) helped define Japan’s post-WWII emergence into Modernism. Though he was trained as an architect, Tange was equally as influential as an urban planner giving him significant influence in Japan and around the world at both large and small scales.

Spotlight: Louis Sullivan

08:00 - 3 September, 2016
Spotlight: Louis Sullivan, The Carson Pirie Scott Building in Chicago, Illinois. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/cjsmithphotography/8656829487'>Flickr user cjsmithphotography</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/'>CC BY-NC-SA 2.0</a>
The Carson Pirie Scott Building in Chicago, Illinois. Image © Flickr user cjsmithphotography licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Known as Chicago's "Father of Skyscrapers," Louis Sullivan (September 3, 1856 – April 14, 1924) foreshadowed modernism with his famous phrase "form follows function." Sullivan was an architectural prodigy even as a young man, graduating high school and beginning his studies at MIT when he was just 16. After just a year of study he dropped out of MIT, and by the time he was just 24 he had joined forces with Dankmar Adler as a full partner of Adler and Sullivan.

Apply to the Strelka Institute: New Educational Programme Launched

04:30 - 29 August, 2016
Apply to the Strelka Institute: New Educational Programme Launched

The Strelka Institute for Architecture, Media and Design has launched the enrollment campaign for the postgraduate education program. The theme of the 7th academic year at Strelka is entitled The New Normal. Research will focus on the new contemporary condition, which has emerged because of the rapid development of technology—including machine intelligence, biotechnology, automation, alternative spaces created in VR and AR—and define new paths for urban design and development.

Society of Architectural Historians 70th Annual International Conference

04:30 - 26 August, 2016
Society of Architectural Historians 70th Annual International Conference

The Society of Architectural Historians will host its 70th Annual International Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, from June 7–11, 2017. Meeting in Glasgow reflects the increasingly international scope of the Society and its conference, and we expect SAH members from all over the world to join us in Scotland's largest city, world renowned for its outstanding architectural heritage. This is the first time that SAH has met outside North America since 1973, when it planned a joint meeting in Cambridge with the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain. Architectural historians, art historians, architects, museum professionals and preservationists from around the world will convene to present new research on the history of the built environment.

SIA-Getz Architecture Prize - Call For Submissions

11:19 - 24 August, 2016
SIA-Getz Architecture Prize - Call For Submissions

The SIA-Getz Architecture Prize for Emergent Architecture in Asia honours, biennially, an architect who contributes to emergent architecture in Asia. Launched by the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) and Getz Bros. & Co. (Singapore) in 2005, the prize is in its sixth edition this year.

In the last three decades, Asia has been experiencing an overwhelming rate of development. This has left an impact on the international architecture scene. It is therefore appropriate to recognize and promote emergent Asian architects - architects who produce an exemplary quality of works while responding innovatively to the swift changes in our society, culture and